The Minister’s Development Program provides accessible, practical, and relevant training to pastors and ministry leaders serving the Church of God of Prophecy. The program offers them an opportunity to increase their effectiveness through theological instruction as well as leadership and ministry development and personal spiritual formation.
The program consists of six courses related to the various roles and responsibilities of a pastor or ministry leader. Within each course are seven related lessons that thoroughly address the course theme. Course topics include:
THE Minister AND
Synopsis: This course focuses on basic knowledge of the Bible, foundational Bible doctrines, and the hermeneutical process as well as an understanding of apologetics. Each lesson focuses on a Pentecostal perspective of the topic.
Synopsis: This course addresses a variety of issues related to the pastor’s personal life, including components of the pastor’s spiritual life, the pastoral marriage and family, as well as specific guidance on developing habits that lead to a lifetime of growth and effectiveness.
THE Minister AND PRACTICAL MINISTRY
Synopsis: This course identifies and provides biblical and practical instruction for various roles and responsibilities of pastoral ministry.
THE Minister’s ROLE
Synopsis: This course provides pastors and ministry leaders guidance in understanding and fulfilling key leadership responsibilities that sustain the health and fruitfulness of the local church.
THE Minister’s COMMITMENT TO EVANGELISM & Discipleship
Synopsis: This course addresses the most significant aspects of the local church’s mission—evangelism and discipleship. Each lesson provides a biblical foundation as well as practical principles and tools to aid pastors and ministry leaders in accomplishing these two missional tasks.
THE Minister AND THE CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY
Synopsis: This course will acquaint pastors and ministry leaders with the structure, polity and practices of the organization they serve. Sound principles will provide guidance in aligning the local church with the organizational structure.
Join with pastors and ministry leaders around the world who are increasing their effectiveness in serving God’s people with Spirit-led excellence through the instruction received in the Minister’s Development Program.
A value and commitment of Leadership Development and Discipleship ministries is to provide greater accessibility to all training and instruction.
The Minister’s Development Program is accessible as an online training program as well as onsite instruction provided through regional leadership or the Center for Biblical Leadership faculty.
Our goal is to make The Minister’s Development Program accessible in the most frequently spoken languages of the constituents of the Church of God of Prophecy—English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Translation is in progress for these languages as well as for Afrikaans and Swahili.